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Perry County, OH&

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0.22% decline
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3.94% growth
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0.77% decline
Median Property Value
4.68% growth


The economy of Perry County, OH employs 14,517 people. The economy of Perry County, OH is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Construction, which employ respectively 3.24; 1.88; and 1.76 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Perry County, OH are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,541), Manufacturing (2,345), and Retail trade (1,889), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($53,333), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($43,913), and Transportation & Warehousing ($38,567).

Median household income in Perry County, OH is $43,674. Males in Perry County, OH have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,228. The income inequality of Perry County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.41 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Perry County, OH. In Perry County, OH the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 25 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,792. Mahoning County, OH has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Ohio.


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Perry County, OH is home to a population of 35,947 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Perry County, OH is composed of 34,859 White residents (97%), 551 Two+ residents (1.53%), 268 Hispanic residents (0.75%), 100 Asian residents (0.28%), and 97 Black residents (0.27%). The most common foreign languages in Perry County, OH are Spanish (282 speakers), German (152 speakers), and Other West Germanic (85 speakers), but compared to other places, Perry County, OH has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (85 speakers), German (152 speakers), and Greek (45 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Muskingum & Perry Counties PUMA, OH awarded 1,447 degrees. The student population of Muskingum & Perry Counties PUMA, OH is skewed towards females, with 570 male students and 877 female students. Most students in Muskingum & Perry Counties PUMA, OH are White (1,204 and 83.2%), followed by Unknown (151 and 10.4%), Two or more races (33 and 2.28%), and Black or African American (30 and 2.07%). The largest universities in Muskingum & Perry Counties PUMA, OH by number of graduates are Muskingum University (458 and 31.7%), Zane State College (455 and 31.4%), and Mid-EastCTC-Adult Education (451 and 31.2%). The most popular majors in Muskingum & Perry Counties PUMA, OH are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (197 and 13.6%), Fire Science & Fire-Fighting (79 and 5.46%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (53 and 3.66%). The median tuition costs in Muskingum & Perry Counties PUMA, OH are $26,200 for private four year colleges, and $5,060 and $9,596 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Perry County, OH is $96,100, which is 0.47 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $91,800 to $96,100, a 4.68% increase. The homeownership rate of Perry County, OH is 73.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Perry County, OH have an average commute time of 32.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Perry County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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